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The conundrum that is Cuba

If you ever wondered how to mourn a political icon, take a look at Cuba. The country has simply lost itself for Fidel Castro this week.   1,415 more words

In A Foreign Country

Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

In this award-winning documentary by German filmmaker Wim Wenders, an American musician travels to Cuba to reunite an aging group of instrumentalists, who were regulars at Havana’s legendary Buena Vista Social Club. 20 more words

Film Review

Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Social Club was originally a members only social club in Havana, Cuba where people would gather to have drinks and enjoy live music. Despite the club closing in the 1940’s its reputation still hangs around thanks to the group of older Cuban musicians who formed a band with the same name. 385 more words

Driving in My Car, Smoking My Cigar

by Nancy Bestor

Bob and I saw the Buena Vista Social Club last week, and while listening to their fantastic Cuban rhythms, I got to thinking about what a bad dancer I am, and that no matter how hard I try, I just can’t seem to make my hips sway. 343 more words